Badgers beat down Demon Deacons with 42 points in the inaugural Duke’s Mayo Bowl

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. The Badgers won 42-28 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This was the first career meeting between these two teams.

Wisconsin Badgers running back Garrett Groshek scores a rushing touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Garrett Groshek scores a rushing touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Photo by the Wisconsin Badgers Football/Instagram)

Duke Mayonnaise is in their first year under this partnership with this Bowl game. This condiment was created by Eugenia Duke in Greenville, South Carolina in 1917.

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This Bowl game had previously been known as the Belk Bowl for nearly the past decade. The game was also known as the Continential Tire and Meineke Car Care Center Bowl.

This was the Demon Deacons first loss in this Bowl game. They are now 2-1 in this particular Bowl game.

Wisconsin was playing in their first Bowl game in this particular game. They join the Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, and Mississippi State Bulldogs to win in their first appearance in this Bowl game.

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With the win, the Badgers end their season with a winning record. They conclude 2020 with a 4-3 record.

The Demon Deacons ended their season with a losing record. The loss made the team fall to 4-5 in 2020.

Badgers quarterback Graham Metz went 11 of 17 for 130 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

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Garrett Groshek had 13 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown. Jack Dunn had six receptions for 60 yards.

Chase Wolf also came in and went 2 of 3 for 14 yards. He also had an interception.

Demon Deacons had three quarterbacks throw a pass in this game. Sam Hartman went 20 of 37 for 318 yards. He also had three touchdown passes and four interceptions.

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Michael Kern and Mitch Griffis also completed passes in the game.

Christian Beal-Smith had 21 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. Jaquarii Roberson had eight receptions for 131 yards and three touchdowns.

The Demon Deacons led 14-0 before the Badgers even scored. Then, the Badgers went on a 42-14 run to end the game.

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Metz had two rushing touchdowns for the Badgers. Groshek, Berger, and Chenai also scored rushing touchdowns.

Mason Stokke also caught a touchdown reception in the contest.

Roberson had the aforementioned three receiving touchdowns for the Demon Deacons. Beal-Smith also scored on a rushing touchdown.

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